Feb 10, 2013
Bill Nye, Planetary Society CEO: Next Friday, the 15th of February […] This asteroid is about the same size as the one that made the crater in Meteor Crater, Arizona — as the one that created the Tunguska event in Siberia in 1908.
If such a meteor where to hit Atlanta, or New York City, or Boston that would be it for those municipalities. 2,000 square kilometers , 1,200 square miles — something like that — destroyed, flattened, ruined. […]
This one will miss us by about 15 minutes. 15 minutes difference and that’s it. […]
The chances of it happening are pretty high, surprisingly high when compared with getting struck by lightning or getting in a car wreck, especially if you consider getting in a car wreck over 100 years. […]
This is some really serious business. It’s coming closer than the satellites that are providing the CNN broadcast around the country and around the world right now. These satellites are at 22,000 miles, 36,000 km, and this thing is coming 17,000 miles. Closer than the satellites. […]